Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces defensive end Nick Perry (Southern Cal) as the 28th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE
The one lingering unsigned player from the 2012 Draft has signed on with the Green Bay Packers. The team announced on Friday afternoon that OLB/DE Nick Perry has signed, meaning that all eight Packers draft picks are signed to contracts.
Perry arrived at the team's rookie orientation without a contract and said that he was not concerned about getting a deal done, for now very obvious reasons. Perry joined the rest of the rookies for a meal with coaches on Thursday and he met with reporters on Friday before going to the Packers' practice facility for some on-field work.
It will be interesting to see exactly how Perry progresses as a stand-up linebacker over OTAs and minicamp. He'll be expected to compete for -- if not win outright -- the starting right outside linebacker job from the beginning of preseason. We'll have more on Perry and his transition to standing up before the end of the day.